Gave up on Tamron

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Gave up on Tamron
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I have been planning for months to photograph two weddings in March. Got everything I need except for a normal zoom, which I thought I would not need. During all the pre-wedding stuff I have seen the error of my ways.

You need a 70-200, for sure. It so happens I have the Nikon original version, which is fantastic on a D800E and on a D600.

You need a 24-70, which I do not have. I am loaded up on excellent prime lenses, but after a few sessions I have learned that you definitely want an assistant if you plan to use primes. I don't have an assistant.

Five months ago I felt sure the price of a Tamron 24-70 would drop before D-Day for me. It has dropped dramatically on the gray market, but I refuse to buy a pig in a poke. The USA price remains at $1299.

So, I looked for refurbished. The only Tamron I find is from Midwest, and it is $999. To heck with that. I finally found a Nikon 24-70 refurb in stock for $1495, and I pulled the trigger. The Nikon is the lens I wanted anyway. It is just too much money. But to-hell-with-it. These weddings are putting a lot of pressure on me to get the lighting right and just to figure out what to do, particularly my son's wedding which the second one. I don't need lens worries to compound my anxiety.

I have ditched the idea of using a D7100 with a DX zoom because I have found the D600 is too good to keep in a bag. I can only handle two cameras, and the D800E has to be there, so it is all full frame for me.

Wish me luck, please. Thanks in advance.

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Roy

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